Classic Rock Almanac June 25, 2017In 1992, 25 years after leaving high school, Billy Joel finally gets his diploma. In 1967, he had overslept and missed his English and gym finals.
Classic Rock Almanac June 24, 2017Happy birthday to Mick Fleetwood!
Classic Rock Almanac June 23, 2017In 1971, John Lennon starts recording the Imagine album in London.
Classic Rock Almanac June 22, 2017Todd Rundgren celebrates his 69th birthday today. In 1985, Rundgren released the album A Cappella, on which every sound you hear was made by his voice. 15 years earlier, Rundgren created a song for his first solo album, Runt, the same way. What is this song's title?
Classic Rock Almanac June 21, 2017Today is the 73rd birthday of the frontman of The Kinks, Ray Davies. Davies's second autobiographical book, Americana: The Kinks, The Riffs, The Road: The Story, came out in 2014. What is the title of his first memoir, which was published a dozen years earlier?
Classic Rock Almanac June 20, 2017Brian Wilson turns 75 years old today. Brian and The Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 by a British artist who said they “made me love America so much more.” Who was he?
Classic Rock Almanac June 19, 2017Happy birthday to Ann Wilson of Heart!
Classic Rock Almanac June 18, 2017Happy birthday to Sir Paul McCartney!
Classic Rock Almanac June 17, 2017In 1989, Ringo Starr announces the first tour with his ever-changing All-Starr Band. The first incarnation features Billy Preston, Joe Walsh of The Eagles and two former Bruce Springsteen sidemen.
Classic Rock Almanac June 16, 2017Today is the 50th anniversary of the opening day of the three-day Monterey Pop Festival. Who introduced the then-barely known Jimi Hendrix Experience at Monterey?
Classic Rock Almanac June 15, 2017Night Ranger guitarist Brad Gillis celebrates his 60th birthday today. Besides being a member of Night Ranger for the past 35 years, Gillis holds all of these distinction except one. Which of these did he never do?
Classic Rock Almanac June 14, 2017Rod Argent, the keyboardist, sometime singer and songwriter with The Zombies and Argent, turns 72 years old today.